Children learn about whales


July 31, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHEOLOGIST Sean Sullivan, of the Colossal Fossils Museum in Wausau, shows a whale fossil to an audience outside the Mercer Public Library on Thursday morning.


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MERCER, Wis. - Library patrons heard a "whale of a tale" on Thursday morning. Sean Sullivan, an experimental archeologist with Colossal Fossils in Wausau, explained how the porpoises had evolved.

Sullivan showed fossil replicas in his presentation and discussed prehistoric ancestors to whales he called an "apex predator," in that it fed on sharks and other fish. He said that scientists know that it ate live prey because it had armored eyebrows.

Sullivan said that modern day whales are divided up into two categories: predatory whales and whales. Ba...

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